Looking for car hire with a free additional driver? We've made it really easy to find options including an extra driver for free wherever they're available. Use the filters on our search results page to find car hire with an extra driver included for free or add an additional driver on the extras page before you complete your booking. If you're adding an additional driver on the extras page the pricing will be clearly displayed and included in your booking confirmation email.
All of our rentals include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
We work diligently to ensure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier and location. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters
We are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make renting a car a Stress Free experience
Car rental availability can vary greatly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to consider that affects car hire prices. Take this into account when planning your rental in advance.
Extra drivers are available to reserve on the website on step two of our booking process. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers when you collect the car.
Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared with other car rental fuel policies.
Vehicle Models at each car rental location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact type may vary from the one listed. If you have a preference for a particular make, at most car hire locations we offer options to reserve guaranteed models from selected suppliers . You can use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model options.
You can use the filters on the search results to find your ideal rental, including rentals with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low insurance excess options.
We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you book through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, extras and senior driver fees.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.
To begin your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.
We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the car hire procedure as simple as possible.
Booking couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed on each page.
When you complete your booking on the website you will receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental information included. The email will include directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your car rental and receive a refund until 48 hours before collecting your car.
Save on your car rental in by booking your car in advance. Take time to review the various different offers.
Just let us know and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, stress free!
Picking up at an airport but not sure what your flight number is? No Problem - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Adding your flight number will help the car rental company to wait for you if your flight is delayed. Always review the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.
Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and more.
Essential cover will appear as an optional extra in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page
You will have been provided with car rental location collection instructions with the email confirmation. Take some time to understand how to find the car hire collection location before you begin your trip
Always inspect alloy wheels and locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you're in a hurry to start your trip
Spending some time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the car rental company when you return the car
If you have not already ,review the vehiclehire terms and conditions. There may be extra charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
Be sure to check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the petrol cap is on
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the vehicle rental company before driving away
We work hard to ensure that vehicle hire on holiday is easy!
Confused by security deposits? Stressfreecarrental.com is here to help you through the whole process. We endeavour to provide complete transparency when it comes to insurance excess and all of the other charges involved.
We offer a huge amount of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with hatchbacks and convertibles.
The team at Stress Free spend weeks examining detailed T&Cs so that you don't have to. All of the key points of the rental agreement are clearly displayed every step of the way
To be listed on the website, all vehicles have to include a fair full to full fuel policy and complete transparency about insurance and security deposit costs.
Rent your car today with no hidden payments or credit card fees.
Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.
You're able to buy Premium Cover bundled with your car rental, so that you understand the full price of everything before starting your trip.
Choosing Premium Insurance is optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, it's often cheaper to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
Many of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.
Our website collects and compares millions of prices at 1000s of car hire locations to find you the best offers and make booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it should be
Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any car rental firms. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.
We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our price match promise means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Brands we list on the website include the larger car hire companies like Enterprise and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we don't list these on our website.
Pricing includes additional fees that other car hire websites don't usually display - this makes sure that your experience is as transparent as possible.
We understand how daunting and frightening picking a hire car insurance product can be. The additional fees that make up the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:
Many hire car websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the small print. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
On our website you'll find three options for car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.
You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
Would you like us to take payment using something other than debit card and credit card? Please get in touch to let us know. We're always open to ideas about how we can enhance the service we offer and make paying for your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
If you choose Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it usually means that you'll need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner at the collection desk, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Very often, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional charges. You can compare if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.
It's worth bearing in mind that often car rental companies that will allow debit card on collection are more costly than those that accept credit card only.
It's important to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a significant amount of money and if you opt to pay with debit card this will be debited from your bank account and not refunded until a couple of weeks following completion of your rental contract.
Many of the car hire companies we work with accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but often these do have different T&Cs associated with them. Be careful to understand the contract terms if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.